On 11/12/05, Russell Standish <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> But extracting something from the Plenitude is trivial, or so it seems
> to most people. If I have an infinite bin of dollar coins, and I owe
> you $10, I don't see any difficulty in paying you the $10. Do you?
Please quote something from practical experience to the following effect:
1. you have an INFINITE amount of "something" (forAll x belongsTo
Ints, INFINITE > x)
2. you can extract a known Finite amount of that "something" (in
finite time) from the given INFINITE set.
The point is that we can only claim the ability to (physically)
"extract" elements from FINITE sets. In the physical sense we never
deal with "true infinity". Unless your Plenitude is finite, you cannot
talk of extracting some finite amount of it with confidence.
I can extract $10 from $100, but I do not know whether I can extract
$10 from $INFINITE. Truely "continuous" entities do not exist (atleast
in the "matter" sense).
Aditya Varun Chadha
adichad AT gmail.com